Iraq: Agricultural land

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Agricultural land, sq. km.

 Latest value 94,240
 Year 2021
 Measure sq. km.
 Data availability 1961 - 2021
 Average 90,754
 Min - Max 78,500 - 98,700
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Iraq from 1961 to 2021. The average value for Iraq during that period was 90754 sq. km. with a minimum of 78500 sq. km. in 2009 and a maximum of 98700 sq. km. in 1993. The latest value from 2021 is 94240 sq. km.. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 193 countries is 245857 sq. km.. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Iraq - Agricultural land - Recent values chart

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Iraq - Agricultural land - historical chart - 1961-2021

Definition: Agricultural land refers to the share of land area that is arable, under permanent crops, and under permanent pastures. Arable land includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded. Land under permanent crops is land cultivated with crops that occupy the land for long periods and need not be replanted after each harvest, such as cocoa, coffee, and rubber. This category includes land under flowering shrubs, fruit trees, nut trees, and vines, but excludes land under trees grown for wood or timber. Permanent pasture is land used for five or more years for forage, including natural and cultivated crops.

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 Forest area, percent 1.9 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 21.71 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 19.82 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 2.85 2022 percent
 Agriculture value added 7.53 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 94,240 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 127.2 2021 index points
 Precipitation 216 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 11.4 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 2,730 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 123.6 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 55.2 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 107.2 2021 index points
 Forest area, 8,250.0 2021 sq. km
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